Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, has approved projects worth ₹573.13 crore for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Project includes widening of roads and connecting popular tourist destinations, in order to boost the economy and for the government to have control over LWE activities. The union minister took to Twitter and in a series of tweets informed that the widening of existing 2 lane road to 2 lane with Paved shoulders from Hyderabad-Bhupalapatnam section of NH-163 in Mulugu district, Telangana has been approved at the total cost of Rs. 136.22 crore.
The project stretch connects major tourist places namely Laknavaram lake and Bogotha Waterfalls.
The union minister further informed that the project stretch connects major tourist places namely Laknavaram lake and Bogotha Waterfalls. The development of this stretch will improve the interstate connectivity between Telangana and Chhattisgarh. The Minister further said that Mulugu district is a Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected district and the development of this stretch would help the Government to have control over LWE activities.
Gadkari also informed that rehabilitation and upgradation to 2/4 lane with paved shoulders on NH-167K. The approaches of the Iconic Bridge across river Krishna in Nagar Kurnool district in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have been approved at the total cost of Rs. 436.91 crores on EPC mode. He said the NH-167K would reduce the distance between Hyderabad or Kalwakurthy and important destinations like Tirupati; Nandyala or Chennai by about 80 Km as the traffic presently following NH-44 will take to NH-167K after completion.